Most Canadian firms doing business in China are profitable and want to expand operations there, but they remain concerned about the country’s slowing growth and having their intellectual property stolen, according to a new survey.
Yes, it is just a simple stuffed toy. But put it into a child's arms and watch as he pretends to feed it, talks to it, even crowns it as a monarch. First, it gives him security; then it allows him to role-play and develop social skills.
Korean cultural exports — especially the manufactured “K-Pop” music and schmaltzy soap operas — have become a phenomenon across Asia. There’s a huge following in China, in particular, and now an increasing number of fans are coming to South Korea not just for shopping and sightseeing, but also for nips and tucks — and more.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has certainly raised awareness. Whether that’s primarily of the disease for which it is raising funds – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, AKA motor neurone disease – or the speed at which images of swimsuit-clad celebrities will go viral is a long-term question. More pertinent right now is whether or not the craze has reached, er, tipping point.
Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women who have found unlikely Prince Charmings in remote Chinese villages say they are living happily ever after.
Long, black and lucrative: sacks bulging with human hair spill onto the streets of a rural county whose farmers have helped make China the world's biggest exporter of products made from the material.
Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: "I want to go to school."
In the 2,300-place boarding school, pupils attend normal academic lessons but get their football - at least an hour a day - from a team of Real Madrid-trained coaches.
In recent months, Weibo has been eclipsed by the Facebook-like WeChat, which allows instant messaging within self-selected circles of followers.
Alibaba passed on holding its initial public offering in Hong Kong. But when it looked for board members, it found one all too familiar to residents of that Chinese city.
John Sudworth looks at some of the ways Chinese entrepreneurs are cashing in on World Cup fever
Is China heading for a financial crisis? Some risk indicators have risen markedly over the past twelve months: Interbank rates are more volatile, with liquidity shortages increasingly common; there have been a few minor bank runs; and the country experienced its first corporate default in recent history earlier this year.
China’s Sichuan province is known for pandas, spicy hot pot and beautiful women. It’s also known for its love of eating rabbits—specifically, rabbit heads.
When will China become the world′s largest economy? It′s a question that′s been asked a lot in the past few years. With annual GDP growth rates of 9-10% for 30 years, China has quickly become the second largest economy in the world, overtaking all but the United States.
China has just announced more government spending to boost the economy. If growth was on course to hit its target of 7.5% this year, then China wouldn′t be undertaking borrowing to spend.
China′s exports grew in May but a drop in imports signalled a possible weakening of demand in the world′s second-largest economy. The country′s exports rose by 7% in May compared with 12 months before. But imports fell by 1.6% on a year earlier. It meant the nation′s trade surplus widened sharply to $35.9bn (£21.4bn), from April′s $18.5bn, the General Administration of Customs said. The figures will add to recent concern about the state of the C…
provoked concern in Washington that America is facing a new rival for global dominance. World Bank estimates suggest China may surpass the purchasing power of the U.S. economy as early as this year, meaning that America will cease being the world’s biggest producer of wealth for the first time since it overtook Britain on the eve of the 1876 centennial. U.S. critics of Beijing frequently ascribe China’s success to mercantilist trade policies, and point to other irritants such as growing mi…
An affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is one step closer to taking greater control of the popular and enormous money market fund Yu’e Bao, as financial services become.
A handful of foreigners working for the government in the southern Chinese city of Foshan have become an unexpected media hit, thanks to the novelty of their positions as Chinese bureaucrats.
China’s economy remains on course for sustained growth at the pace projected by the government, even as it shows occasional flashes of weakness and instability, according to the chief of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.